by Robin Harrison, Gaming Intelligence
After Hesse admitted defeat and the ECJ launched an investigation into the licensing process, the end of Germany’s derided State Treaty is closing in.
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by Daniel Macadam
Whereas betting operators believe daily fantasy sports will struggle to replicate US success in the UK and other established markets, Germany’s regulatory shortfalls may make it a more accessible target.
Betting executives are sceptical about the European appeal of daily fantasy sports, which has thrived in the US thanks to its carve-out from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and the absence of regulated sports betting.
Of the large European markets, only Germany has failed to license and regulate sports betting, due to ongoing court disputes three years after the passage of legislation…
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by David Altaner
Germany has not answered the European Commission’s concerns on the country’s sports-betting monopoly and its ban on online casino and poker, the commission said in an “EU Pilot” approach.
The approach is a structured dialogue that is the first step toward possible infringement proceedings that could culminate in litigation in the European Court of Justice.
The commission wants to know what steps will be taken to end Germany’s sports-betting monopoly, which is held by the state-owned Oddset, “without delay”. … Continue Reading